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We’re excited to share that, as of today (Sept 1, 2022), more of our patterns and kits have been updated to be inclusive of a wider range of body sizes! Bags, like garments, are not one-size-fits-all. No one should have to wear a bag with uncomfortable straps, or forego a fun project because the finished product isn’t functional on their body. In addition to theNaito Bucket Bag, which launched with two strap length options last year, we’ve now added theFremont Tote,Maywood Totepack, andSlabtown Backpack to the list of bags that are now inclusive of plus-size makers. Below is a breakdown of exactly what has been updated on each bag, as well as how past customers can access these updates.

Note >> Only one leather piece per bag has been updated. The size of all fabric pieces remains exactly the same. We are offering updated digital files to previous customers (see details below) but not sending out replacement kit pieces or paper patterns. Questions? Email us at support@klumhouse.com!  

Here’s What’s Changed…

Fremont Tote

 
  • KITS: The leather crossbody strap included in all of our Fremont Tote maker kits and leather + hardware kits is now 55” long, compared to the original 45”. 
  • INSTRUCTIONS: The updated Fremont instructions (both PDF and paper) teach you how to find the best crossbody strap fit for your body, cutting down the 55”-long strap to your ideal length, if necessary. 
  • PATTERN: The updated Fremont pattern (both PDF and paper) has been updated to include a 55”-long leather crossbody strap template, so folks making straps from scratch will also start with the longer length.
 
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Maywood Totepack

 
  • KITS: The backpack strap (which is one piece of leather, but actually forms both “straps”) included in all of our Maywood Totepack maker kits and leather + hardware kits is now 73” long with 7 adjustment holes, compared to the original 64”-length backpack strap with 4 adjustment holes. 
  • INSTRUCTIONS: The updated Maywood instructions (both PDF and paper) teach you how to find the best backpack strap-length for your body, cutting down the straps to your ideal length, if necessary. 
  • PATTERN: The updated Maywood pattern (both PDF and paper) has been updated to include a 73”-long leather backpack strap template with 7 adjustment holes on each end, so folks making straps from scratch will also start with the longer length.

Photo by @jules.makes





Slabtown Backpack

  • KITS: The two adjustment straps (which form the bottom portion of the main “backpack straps”) included in all of our Slabtown Backpack maker kits and leather + hardware kits are now 17” long with 9 adjustment holes, compared to the original 12.5” -length backpack strap with 6 adjustment holes. 
  • INSTRUCTIONS: The updated Slabtown instructions (both PDF and paper) teach you how to find the best adjustment strap-length for your body, cutting down the straps to your ideal length, if necessary. 
  • PATTERN: The updated Slabtown pattern (both PDF and paper) has been updated to include a 17”-long leather adjustment strap template with 9 adjustment holes, so folks making straps from scratch will also start with the longer length.

Photo by @annakrenk



Naito Bucket Bag

 
  • No updates have been made to the Naito. Just a reminder that this bag has had two different strap length options since it launched in 2021. The Naito differs from the above bags in that the kits have an option for a standard or extended strap, which you get to choose at purchase, whereas the Fremont, Maywood, and Slabtown kits now include a longer strap for everyone, which can then be shortened, if necessary.  

 

Photo by @leila_sews

 

 

 



How Past Customers Can Access Updates

 

Some of you might be wondering: what if I already bought a pattern or kit for one of these bags? Can I get access to the updates? And the answer is YES. We want to make sure that all previous customers get what they need to make a bag that fits their body. Below you’ll find details on how to access these updates based on your prior purchase(s). 

Note >> Longer straps are recommended for folks who typically wear plus-size clothing and/or often find standard bag straps to be too short. If neither or those scenarios applies to you, your pre-September 2022 kit and/or pattern should work out for you just fine!


Fremont Tote

If you’ve purchased…

Here’s the deal

PDF Pattern

If you’ve purchased a Fremont PDF pattern after January 2021, check your email! A link to download the updated version of the pattern has been sent to you. You can also access the updated pattern at any point by logging into your account on our website and clicking the “My Downloads” button. 


If you purchased a Fremont PDF pattern before January 2021, please send us an email atsupport@klumhouse.com and we’ll hook you up. (This was back before we were using our current digital file delivery service!) 

Paper Pattern

If you’ve previously purchased a Fremont paper pattern, please emailsupport@klumhouse.com. We will verify your purchase and send you a complimentary updated PDF pattern.

Full Maker Kit

Our full maker kits include PDF patterns.  (This goes for seconds full maker kits too!) If you’ve previously purchased a Fremont Full Maker Kit, the same information for the “PDF Pattern” above applies to you as well. 

Leather + Hardware Kit

Our leather + hardware kits do not automatically include a PDF pattern. However, if you’d like to create a new, longer crossbody strap for yourself, please emailsupport@klumhouse.com and we’ll send youupdate instructions for that step.

Maywood Totepack

If you’ve purchased…

Here’s the deal

PDF Pattern

If you’ve purchased a Maywood PDF pattern after January 2021, check your email! A link to download the updated version of the pattern has been sent to you. You can also access the updated pattern at any point by logging into your account on our website and clicking the “My Downloads” button. 


If you purchased a Maywood PDF pattern before January 2021, please send us an email atsupport@klumhouse.com and we’ll hook you up. (This was back before we were using our current digital file delivery service!) 


If you’ve already assembled your tiled, print-at-home pattern and would prefer to update only the adjustment strap template (rather than printing and assembling it all again), please emailsupport@klumhouse.com and we’ll send you a print-at-home template for that piece.

Paper Pattern

If you’ve previously purchased a Maywood paper pattern, please emailsupport@klumhouse.com. We will verify your purchase and send you a complimentary updated PDF pattern, along with a print-at-home template for just the crossbody strap, in case you’d prefer to simply print that piece, instead of the whole pattern.

Full Maker Kit

Our full maker kits include PDF patterns. (This goes for seconds full maker kits too!)  If you’ve previously purchased a Maywood Full Maker Kit, the same information for the “PDF Pattern” above applies to you as well. 

Leather + Hardware Kit

Our leather + hardware kits do not automatically include a PDF pattern. However, if you’d like to create a new, longer backpack strap for yourself, please emailsupport@klumhouse.com and we’ll send you a print-at-home template for that piece, as well as an update to the instructions.

Online Class

Our online classes include PDF patterns. If you’ve previously purchased the Maywood online class, all you have to do is log into the class, go to the lesson titled “Digital Downloads” and you’ll find the updated pattern files there! 

Slabtown Backpack

If you’ve purchased…

Here’s the deal

PDF Pattern

If you’ve purchased a Slabtown PDF pattern after January 2021, check your email! A link to download the updated version of the pattern has been sent to you. You can also access the updated pattern at any point by logging into your account on our website and clicking the “My Downloads” button. 


If you purchased a Slabtown PDF pattern before January 2021, please send us an email atsupport@klumhouse.com and we’ll hook you up. (This was back before we were using our current digital file delivery service!) 


If you’ve already assembled your tiled, print-at-home pattern and would prefer to update only the adjustment strap template (rather than printing and assembling it all again), please emailsupport@klumhouse.com and we’ll send you a print-at-home template for that piece.

Paper Pattern

If you’ve previously purchased a Slabtown paper pattern, please emailsupport@klumhouse.com. We will verify your purchase and send you a complimentary updated PDF pattern, along with a print-at-home template for just the crossbody strap, in case you’d prefer to simply print that piece, instead of the whole pattern.

Full Maker Kit

Our full maker kits include PDF patterns.  (This goes for seconds full maker kits too!) If you’ve previously purchased a Slabtown Full Maker Kit, the same information for the “PDF Pattern” above applies to you as well. 

Leather + Hardware Kit

Our leather + hardware kits do not automatically include a PDF pattern. However, if you’d like to create new, longer adjustment straps for yourself, please emailsupport@klumhouse.com and we’ll send you a print-at-home template for that piece, as well as an update to the instructions.

Online Class

Our online classes include PDF patterns. If you’ve previously purchased the Maywood online class, all you have to do is log into the class, go to the lesson titled “Digital Downloads” and you’ll find the updated pattern files there! 


We know this is a lot of information to digest, and we appreciate your patience while we respond to emails and get things sorted. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email
support@klumhouse.com. We’re always happy to help out. 

 

YAY for more size-inclusivity in bag making! We’re committed to building size-inclusive, strap-length options into all future Klum House bags from this point forward. Thanks for being part of our community and pushing us to do better. 

XO Ellie + the Klum House Team


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